Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, has revealed its newest employees will be the first to get paid for the work they do.
“In our new jobs, you’ll get paid hourly, and you’ll be able to share your earnings with your family,” Kroger said in a blog post.
The company also announced it will offer payouts of $10,000 to up to $20,000 for people with 10 years or more of experience.
The announcement came after Kroger revealed that it had closed its $40bn (£28bn) buyout of Whole Foods, which left it with just under $60bn of cash.
The news came as Whole Foods’ stock price fell 6.9 per cent on Thursday to $36.10.
Kroger is also adding a new line of credit for the purchase of other brands, such as Pampers, to its balance sheet.